The Top Learning & Development Tech Trends of 2019: A Look Back

Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
L&D Specialist
The Top Learning & Development Tech Trends of 2019: A Look Back

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Imagine a world where learning and development (L&D) no longer relies on traditional classroom methods, but instead adapts to the ever-changing tech landscape. This world isn’t just an idea; it was the reality experienced by Fortune 500 employees in 2019. L&D professionals witnessed a remarkable transformation in how employees were trained and upskilled, thanks to the evolution of technology. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and uncover the top learning and development tech trends of 2019.

The Rise of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality ( VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) took the L&D space by storm in 2019. These immersive technologies offered employees a more interactive and engaging learning experience than traditional methods. One L&D professional said, “The use of VR and AR in our training programs has increased knowledge retention and overall employee satisfaction.”

Adaptive Learning Platforms

Personalized learning experiences were another revolutionary trend in 2019. Adaptive learning platforms enabled companies to tailor training materials to individual needs and skill levels. These platforms used algorithms to analyze employees’ progress and adjust the content accordingly. As a result, employees no longer had to waste time on irrelevant material, fostering a more efficient learning process.

Artificial Intelligence and Automation

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation in L&D created learning experiences that were more efficient, effective, and engaging. AI-powered chatbots helped employees get instant answers to their questions, while automation of routine tasks gave L&D professionals more time to focus on strategic initiatives. A Fortune 500 company’s L&D manager shared, “AI and automation have played a significant role in streamlining our training processes and providing our employees with the best possible learning experience.”

Mobile Learning and Microlearning

2019 saw the widespread adoption of mobile learning and microlearning. With employees glued to their smartphones, companies started leveraging mobile learning to deliver training anytime, anywhere. Microlearning, with its bite-sized content, made it easier for employees to digest information and apply it quickly. The combination of these two trends led to more flexible and effective learning experiences.

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Learnexus: Your L&D Partner in the Digital Age

As we reminisce about the transformative L&D tech trends of 2019, it’s essential to understand that the future of learning and development is digital. Learnexus is here to help you navigate the ever-evolving L&D landscape, connecting managers at companies with a vast network of freelancers who have highly specific skills and experience in learning and development. Our platform offers a 47% cost saving, while saving managers time and eliminating procurement issues with a single master services agreement. With Learnexus, you can stay ahead of the curve and ensure your employees are well-prepared for the challenges of the digital age.